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Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
-- can we avoid the fiscal cliff. can we get ourselves back on the right track, if you will, without raising taxes -- without getting rid of the bush tax cuts for the wealthy? >> i think -- it doesn't add up. you get about $750 billion from loopholes. that doesn't get you near -- >> bill: bill clinton said in charlotte, it is arithmetic. >> it's math. >> bill: right. you mentioned -- i want to come back -- the other thing the republicans have put on the table, of course, is entitlement. they will only consider new revenue if democrats come forth with entitlement reform. by entitlement reform, let's be honest. they mean getting rid of medicare, getting rid of medicaid. >> structural reforms. >> bill: and privatizing social security. >> it was good to hear yesterday jay carney the white house press secretary, i don't know if you were there. taking social security off the table. it's not a problem. it hasn't contributed to the deficit. that's off the table. they're open to medicare. they've been open to changing pr
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Nov 28, 2012 3:00am PST
, obama launches p.r. effort on cliff the fiscal cliff, of course. putting pressure on congress, president will talk to small business owners. so here's what's going on. right. with this fiscal cliff looming the president has laid out -- very, very clear what he's talking about, what he wants to see. it is a $4 billion package of cuts to the deficit a combination of spending cuts and new revenue and about $2 trillion of that coming from getting rid of the bush tax cuts. at the same time while getting rid of the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of americans letting the tax cuts for 98% of americans continue because the middle class do need the help and the wealthiest people do not. so to get there of course, and by the way let's back up, right. the president put forth his plan on november 6th and mitt romney put forth his plan and the american people said no, we don't like that romney way of going which is to continue to coddle the rich. we agree with president obama. so now the negotiations are underway. abo
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Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
of the fiscal cliff. i don't know whether we can count on them to do it or not, but they're working on it. and we have the whole team reassembles here today. peter ogburn. >> hey. >> bill: good to you see. dan henning has been here. >> i been here man. >> bill: checking in on the phones and siprion bolling been here the whole time either. i was in turkey in istanbul. a great, great city. >> i'm going to make the obvious joke that you went to turkey for turkey. >> bill: yes. no turkey. i saw one turkey in the market in a poultry shop in the spice market, a dead turkey so they do exist. but it is a fabulous beautiful, beautiful, city. i have no idea what went on. >> yeah, if you are going to go out of the country like that just clock off. >> bill: well, believe me that's what we family cup finals last night. [ technical difficulties ] >> bill: kongman, jesse jackson, jr. has retired. john stanton will be with us. great lineup today, but first. >> some of the headlines making news on this monday. president obama and his daughter went out on saturday to a block store in arlington, v
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Nov 21, 2012 3:00am PST
about any fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. >> john: this is the "bill press show." we'll be back right after this. >> announcer: chatting with you live at current.com/billpress. this is the "bill press show." ♪ >> announcer: heard around the country, and seen on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> john: this is the "bill press show," i'm john fugelsang, filling in for bill all morning long. we wish you a very happy thanksgiving. i'm happy for governor eliot spitzer post of "viewpoint" on current tv. >> man after an introduction like that i almost couldn't start talking. >> john: it might be a little bit over the top -- >> the guy i have to share the mic with every now and again -- >> john: i love filling in for you, but what i love most about your show is because i call it the master class, because you have the only show dedicated to taking on the guys at wall street, not just pointing fingers, but also pointing solutions. >> that's great. hp hewlett-packard had participated in accusation. they paid $11 billion for a british software company. yesterday they
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